Monday, January 26, 2015

Taming of 'The Do'

Obviously Lucy's hair has started to get out of control, so we've been trying some different ways to style it to make it more manageable ;)

Here we have The comb-over. This is sure to be a crowd pleaser. With so much professionalism going on here we won't be surprised if she is offered a job tomorrow. 

Next, there is The faux-hawk.  She be punk'n. You may have thought that this hairstyle was last season, but that was before you saw it on top of Lucy's cute noggin. 

Of course, we've included a sample of Hat hair. Although this is generally frowned upon, I think she pulls it off quite nicely, don't you? 

And, one of my personal favorites, Straight down the middle. All she needs is a little tuft of hair in the back and she could be Alfalfa (a much cuter version, that is).

"Plain or dyed, loose or tied, curly or straight..."
Lucy's hair is greeeeaat! 

Friday, January 16, 2015

It's The Hard Knock Life For Us

In an effort to get Norah away from Barney and The Mother Goose Club, I introduced her to Annie. But after listening to the song "It's The Hard Knock Life" approximately sixteen thousand times, I am beginning to think she truly believes that she has a hard knock life. And, unfortunately, these pictures are just reconfirming that belief. I was telling Ryan that if she wasn't so dang cute we would start calling her Quasimodo. jokes! Her little eye in these pictures actually look a lot less swollen since they were taken the day after her incident (she fell and hit her eye on a chair, for those wondering). 

I wanted to include Norah's Annie obsession in my last update post, but seeing that it was already getting really long I decided just to hold off and make a separate post specifically for that. 

I thought for sure that I had some videos of Norah singing her two favorite songs from Annie (Hard Knock Life & Maybe), but when I looked through my videos, I didn't have any. teardrop. I absolutely love hearing her sing Maybe and my favorite part is when she sings the line "maybe they're strict as straight as a line", except she switches the word 'line' for 'lion'. It's so adorable. And almost every night when I sing songs to her before bedtime, she will ask me to sing "Hard Knock Life". Such a silly girl. 
When Janel was visiting over Christmas break, Norah had her fill of Annie by asking Janel to play her favorite songs on youtube over and over again. At one point I was tired of listening to it so I told her "no" to which she began fussing and replied, "I'm just crying right now."

She definitely takes after her daddy. And if you don't know what I'm talking about, he was chosen as biggest drama king in the high school yearbook haha.

Monday, January 12, 2015

2 Year and 6 Month Stats & Updates!

Norah's stats from her 2 year checkup:

Weight: 27.56 lbs---62nd percentile
Height: 33.86 inches---50th percentile

Norah's favorite thing for the past several weeks is chapstick. I could probably write a whole blog post about it. I can't remember when or how the infatuation started, but boy, has it taken off. 

You know those egg looking chapsticks? I got a brand new one a couple of weeks ago, and then just the other day, Norah somehow got ahold of it and it suddenly was all gone. If you pull out some chapstick, Norah will suddenly want to be your best friend. Just beware when you turn your back because she will eat it all in a matter of minutes. It's just plain gross. 

Norah still LOVES going to nursery. It's a struggle to help her understand that we need to be reverent during sacrament meeting before we get to go to nursery. Pretty much whenever someone says the word "amen", she will shout "amen! NURSERY!!" I recently got called as one of the nursery leaders, so I get to see her play. It's the greatest. :)

Eating is still a struggle unless it's breakfast food, candy, or chapstick. Every now and then she will surprise us by eating really well, but most of the time we have to convince her that it is really fun to eat her dinner. Here she is, having a ball getting messy with her yogurt. Normally she loves yogurt, but snubbed this new kind we bought. 

Because of Ryan's new work schedule, we get to see him for a little bit in the morning before he heads out the door. Norah loves getting shoes on and grabbing her "purse" (my toiletry bag), and saying, "I need-a go-da work." She is set for life.

 Some of my favorite things Norah has said/says on a regular basis:

Sometimes, Norah will grab her blanket, go lay down and say, "I'm so ti-werd (tired)." 

If there is anything Norah wants to grab but I won't let her, she will say, "I need-a want it!!"

 Norah is a hoarder. If I try and give Lucy anything, Norah will simply walk over and start piling all the toys up in her arms and say "mine....mine...mine, etc." until she can't fit anything else into her arms. One day as she was stealing everything away, I told her she couldn't take away Lucy's toy, but if she wanted to play with it, then she had to go find a replacement toy for Lucy. As she walked away she said, with puckered lips and downcast eyes, "I'm so sad right now."

If I ever ask Norah what time it is she will say "forty forty-five."

Norah loves asking to "see mouth" if she knows you are eating something. For Christmas, we bought a bag of skittles for Ryan's brother, Shaun, that we were going to send with Janel when she left to visit them. But after purchasing them at the store and getting home for some games, they were promptly opened instead (yes, I know, we are hopeless). The next day, after Ryan had grabbed a couple skittles and popped them in his mouth, Norah quickly asked to "see mouth" and when he showed her what he was chewing, she said "oh my goodness, those are Shaun's!"

We love our Norah girl:)

Lucy's 6 month stats:

Weight: 19.67 lbs---95th percentile
Height: 21.17 inches---87th percentile

Lucy is absolutely adored by her sweet little cousin, Ella. She wanted to feed her and hold her all night long when we went to visit them. I loved seeing her act so sweetly with her.

Lucy is moments away from crawling! She can scoot herself backwards and has tried so hard to get up on her hands and knees. She can sit up by herself, but you have to stay close because sometimes she will decide to fall over. It's pretty sad when you don't catch her and her face breaks into tears :(

Lucy has also been babbling like crazy! It's so funny to listen to her. She likes to say "dadda" and whenever I begin to rock her before putting her down in bed, she will lay on my shoulder and babble, no matter how tired she acted beforehand.

Almost every nap, Lucy will wake up in the middle and readjust her position. One day, I was watching her in the video monitor as she readjusted and then fell back asleep. Her head was not visible, but I knew she was sleeping. When I went to wake her up to eat, I noticed that her head was propped up against the crib bars. She was sleeping with her head straight on the hard bars! I felt horrible, but she didn't even fuss at all. Such a content baby.

On Christmas Eve, when we went to visit my family for the night, Lucy was extremely fussy and wouldn't let anyone else hold her. We thought she was just really overtired, but then the next morning, after having a nice long sleep overnight, she was still really fussy and would get the biggest pouty face and crocodile tears if anyone but me or Ryan held her. Then, Christmas evening, I felt inside her mouth after someone asked if she was teething, and lo and behold, she had a tooth! Again, I felt horrible. It didn't even cross my mind that she could be teething since Norah didn't get her first tooth until she was almost 9 months! This morning, she got her second tooth, so basically the past couple of weeks her poor mouth has been hurting like the dickens. Then today she got her 6 month shots so now her legs are really sore. Little baby can't catch a break.
I tried to get a good picture of her first tooth, but as I've said in previous posts, she is one wiggly girl!

We've been feeding Lucy solid foods for a couple weeks now since I was too lazy to start sooner. It's so funny to watch her face when I first put the food in her mouth. I let her suck on a piece of cucumber (aka the most bland food I could think of) and her face still was as surprised as ever. She loves it though and it's so fun, especially since it means Norah wants to eat whatever Lucy is eating as well.

Check out those cute moccasins my sister, Katelyn, sent to us for Lucy. When Norah was a baby, I dressed her up cutesy almost every single day...even if we weren't going anywhere! Poor Lucy wears the same 3 outfits all the time...even if we are going somewhere! So, I made sure to document the moment she was wearing something cute:))

We love our baby Lucy! She sure does brightens our life:))

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Holiday Break

We are still all adjusting to the regular schedule again after such a wonderful Christmas break. Ryan had a week and a half off from work, so pretty much every day this week has resulted in a meltdown......yep, I can put on quite a show. 
The break was pretty much perfect, though, and we stayed quite busy with family in town and fun activities planned. To kickstart the new year, we went to a "trampoline park", Lowes Xtreme Air Sports, in Provo.

Both Norah and Lucy had SOO much fun. Lucy was giggling like crazy when I jumped around with her, and Norah was busier than every with so many trampolines to try out.

 Janel helped watch the girls while the rest of us snatched up this big hollow rolling pin. I'm glad that there were a lot of other fun things to keep us occupied, because I can only jump on a trampoline for so long before something terrible happens. The joys of bearing children.

Norah was completely pooped after we left to the point she fell asleep on Janel's shoulder. Ryan and I both confessed later that we were a little jealous she didn't fall asleep on us!

We were sad to see the break end and to see Janel go back to Alaska. It was so so fun having her stay with us. Also, I'm glad that it's almost the weekend again so Ryan will be home! :)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

To celebrate the coming new year, we took some festive pictures in front of our lovely homemade backdrop! :)) The tinsel strands were so distracting, it took three adults and several cookies to get the girls to look up and cooperate. 

2014 was a fun and exciting year in the Grimmett household, some of the major changes being:

We moved from American Fork to Sandy
We welcomed sweet little Lucy into our family
Hannah graduated from BYU-Idaho
Ryan started a new job with Collective Medical Technologies

For our New Year's Eve festivities, we came home early and put the girls to bed so we could play games and eat way too much junk with Janel and Brooklyn! It was really fun, and beat last year's party where Ryan and I ended up going to bed at 10:00 haha!

We are so excited to start a new year fresh and we can't wait to see what new changes are coming!
Happy New Year, everyone!!